STATE OF THE PRACTICE IN SUPPORTS FOR SMALL HIGHWAY SIGNS
A comprehensive survey was conducted among state, city, county, and toll road agencies, sign support suppliers, and sign contractors to determine current practices with regard to supports for small highway sign installations. The survey was conducted through a mail questionnaire and follow-up interviews. A literature search was also conducted to determine the extent to which existing sign support systems met current safety standards. Small signs were arbitrarily defined as those having a total panel area less than 50 square feet (4.65 square meters). As such, the major portion of the study relates to supports for regulatory signs and warning signs. Some guide signs are also in this category. The report provides state-of-the-practice information on small sign supports. Included are statistical data on sign use, design data, cost data, and maintenance data. Also included is an evaluation of current sign support systems in terms of current safety performance guidelines.
- See also PB-297407.
Texas A&M Research FoundationCollege Station, TX USA 77843
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Ross, HEJ
- Buffington, J L
- Weaver, G D
- Schafer, D L
- Publication Date: 1977-1
- Pagination: 295 p.
- TRT Terms: Building; Cost effectiveness; Cost estimating; Costs; Data collection; Data processing; Design; Estimates; Facilities; Guidelines; Impact tests; Installation; Maintenance; Questionnaires; Safety engineering; Standards; State of the art studies; Statistics; Structural supports; Surveys; Traffic signs
- Old TRIS Terms: Supports
- Subject Areas: Construction; Data and Information Technology; Design; Finance; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Research;
- Accession Number: 00197635
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-78-506 Intrm Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8821
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM